1961 Impala Street Rod

Price: US $2,500.00 Item location: Alba, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Impala
  • SubModel: Sport Sedan
  • Type: Hard Top
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 400
  • VIN: 11839s211422
  • Color: Patina
  • Engine size: 350
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Fawn
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1961 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan

1961 Impala Street Rod 4dr Hard Top Sport
No A/C or Heat. Radio and Wipers there but do not work
Has NEW 357ci Roller motor with 100 miles on it, and still currently has Edelbrock Break In Oil an
I am Retired Military and only selling due to recent health issues. Spent over 2 years building this 1 yr only 1961 Impala. I put the best of performance parts and pieces that I could afford and would work well together. Over 25k put in to this car with all Receipts and Labor Paper work to come with sale. Overall very happy with how she came out. My Reserve is less then what I have in the New Engine. I want it to go to a good home and some one that will drive her. These Impalas are getting very hard to find in this condition and price range. Thanks for looking
Body is 95% Patina and has been Prepped and Painted with 2 Coats of Eastwood 2K Clear. Only has two rust spots on passenger front and rear fenders about the size of a half dollar. Also car comes Complete with Every single piece of Glass and Stainless Trim, which is typically missing on these cars, as well as Front and Rear bumpers complete and Chrome in very good shape for age.
ONLY 100 miles ON NEW MOTOR and 400 miles on the rest of the Drive train, Suspension and Brakes. Built car with a sbc flat tappet 350 and wiped two lobes. That is when I decided to go with a OEM Roller motor this go around.
Original 283 replaced with A Fully Machined, Rebuilt True GM late model 350 Roller Block with 2bolt mains and 1pc Rear Main Seal, Bored and Honed .040 over and has 100 miles on it, Still has Break in OilBuilt by Cotton Race Engines in Cash, Tx9.8:1 Compression Ratio Approximately 400hp/430tq to the CrankMahle Performance Hyper Pistons/Clevite Rod and Main Bearings/Total Seal RingsStock Steel Balanced GM CrankRotating Assembly Balanced +-.05GComp Cam custom ground Hydraulic Roller Single Pattern Cam224 at .050, 278 advertized and 492 lift with 110 LSAGM Performance Delphi Hydraulic Lifters, They are known to be well made and perform better then the aftermarket liftersPorted and Polished high performance Promaxx Freedom Aluminum heads. Straight plugs and upgraded Springs for Roller Cam. Intake Runner 185cc 64cc Combustion and 62cc Exhaust Chambers with 2.02 Intake and 1.6 Exhaust. Back cut stems and swirl polished for better flow with Stainless Manley ValvesComp Cam Magnum Roller Tipped 1.5 Stamped Steel rockers for better low end response and to reduce stress on valve trainScrew in Rocker Studs and Guide PlatesHigh Performance HD Valve Springs good for .575 lift and Bronze GuidesCloyes Timing Set with Hardened Billet steel upper and lowerCustom Sized 4130 Chromoly Steel Push RodsRe-sized GM Connecting Rods with ARP Bolts
Melling Hi Volume Standard Pressure Performance Oil PumpHardened Oil Pump ShaftFel Pro Gaskets and 1 PC Rubber Molded Oil Pan Gasket Upgrade
Pertronix Billet Ready to Run Dizzy with Vacuum Advance and New GM external Coil. Also new Ignition switch installed as wellMSD 8mm ignition wires with New Plugs304 Stainless Allen Intake Bolts and Stage 8 or better bolts used thruought buildEdelbrock Performer EPS High Rise Dual Plane Intake/Offers incredible Low End Tq needed to move this big car
New Smooth and Coated Summit Racing 2 1/2" Ram Horn Manifolds with new custom 2 1/2" exhaust all the way back that exit in front of rear wheels. The system comes with custom Spin Tech Pro Street 9000 performance mufflers that sound Out of this World. I replaced the Flo Master 2 Chamber Mufflers with the Spin Techs. Night and Day difference with Performance and Sound. In the pics the exhaust exits behind the rear tires, but with newly installed Mufflers I had the pipes cut to exit in front of rear tires. I think it looks and sounds better that way. Not for the faint of heart, that is for sure.
Edelbrock 600 Carb with Electric Choke and Vacuum Secondary tuned to New Motor1" Phelonic 4 Hole Tapered Carb SpacerEdelbrock Chrome 14x3" Air Cleaner and Valve Cover Dress Up Kit
Aluminum Champion Racing 3 core radiator with Twin Spal Electric Fans and 185/195 Relays along with Jegs Aluminum custom over flo tankSummit Racing Aluminum Hi Flo Water Pump with Aluminum Impeller and 160 Thermostat
New Heavy Duty Flexplate/Starter/Alternator/BatterySummit Racing pulley setup with new Gates Accessory Belts and Water Hoses
Energy Suspension Poly Engine and Transmission mountCustom Show Cars Inc Tubular 700r4 Transmission CrossmemberNew Shortened and Balanced 2 pc Drive Shaft along with Heavy Duty U Joints and New Center Carrier Bearing. Drive shaft painted black as well.Original Crappy Cast Powerglide was replaced with Custom 700r4 4 speed automatic with lock up converter. Shifter moved to the floor. Also painted Eastwood AlumapaintCorvette Servos, The Beast Upgrade, Hardened Sunshell, Trans Go Shift kit and all the Stage II works good for 500hp, also has Summit Racing 2000 Stall Converter and new tranny cooler linesB&M Z shifter mounted on floor with manual shift control
15x8" Legend wheels with 4" back space with 225/70/15s Performance White Letter Tires front and rear all 5x4.75 bolt pattern. Also new wheel studs and correct Chrome acorn lug nuts. No cheap universal wheels or chinese tires here
New CPP 11" Performance Manual Disc Brakes all around with Proportioning Valve and Stainless Hoses and LinesNew CPP Dual master cylinderDont let the manual brakes throw you off. This car stops on a dime and has no issues what so ever. I did not have room for a big booster and to be honest wanted this car to be as light as possible.
All new suspension front and rear to include the following:All suspension has been blasted, 2 coats of Eastwood Rust Preventor and 3 coats of VHT Epoxy Black, also used 3 coats of Eastwood Rubber Undercoating under body.Jegs Sport SBC springs in front and BBC springs in rearStock control arms with all new Poly BushingsGlobal West Custom Bump Steer Front end with Sway bar and new Borgeson Box with new lines and Summit Racing Chrome Power Steering Pump. This custom front end is currently only been sold for a handful of Impalas in the States. Makes this 61 Impala drive like like a 90s Cadillac, nice and smooth yet sticks to the curves very well.
All new Parts in Rear end and axles including, National Bearings, Axle Gaskets and New Motive Gears 3.70s that should really help spin these tires. Also been stripped, prepped and painted with 3 coats of VHT Chassis Black. Drive train is so new, that I have not even spun the tires yet.
New Impala Bob's Galvenized Stock 20 gallon Fuel Tank and strapts, Spectre Fuel Sender along with new lines front to rear. Fuel Filter new as wellCarter Street/Strip Mechanical Fuel Pump
Sun Pro Tach on Column and custom Chrome Gauges under the Dash as WellAmerican Auto Wire custom wiring Harness all New Under Hood to include updates like Alternator and so on. As well as New Tail Light Wiring Harnesses. Also new Battery and Starter cables along with ground. All wiring under dash is Original to Car Though. All 4 headlights are new along with all bulbs. Turn signals, headlights, horn and blinkers works. Factory Fuel and Temp Gauge work, just speedo has not worked since we installed the 700r4. Factory radio is there but does not work.
The Passenger front window is a replacement that is just sitting in frame. The Driver side front window is out in Pics but sale comes with a replacement glass. Just havent had a chance to install it. Front and rear floor pans have been patched with Auto Metal Direct patches, no cheap license plate patches here. The Floor, Roof and Rear Package Tray were insulated with DEI Hush Mat, along with floors and doors Insulated inside with DEI Spray Insulation. Helps keep the interior cooler, and reduced the outside noise. Under the car has been Coated with East Rubberized Undercoating.Power steering with Manual Disc Brakes front and rear, No A/C, Heat or Radio. This car was built for all Go. You can add any of these options fairly cheap now a days.
There is some rust in Trunk which could be easily patched, or replaced it want back to original. The body is all Original metal, and only has two rust spots on passenger front and rear fenders about the size of a half dollar. Very common on these cars to rust there. Also I have replaced some weather stripping but around top of windows, but will need door stripping and window channel felts. Seats are original to car and all there, may want to reupholster if you want a show interior. Also comes with Headliner bows and visors that were original.I have put a lot of hard work and over 25k into my Impala. She drives amazing, sounds mean with the cam, and will chirp the tires in 1st and 2nd all day. I have hardly got on her as I am still breaking her in. Engine was built by local Circle Track Racing Builder.
Tires have 95% tread remainingComes with extra parts, along with another Stock Steering Wheel and extra set of tail lights which are very hard to find. Original 1961 State of Texas License Plates.
Car is being sold As Is with No Warranty, and Buyer Responsible for Shipping. Thanks for looking

On Aug-20-16 at 13:01:31 PDT, seller added the following information:

Sorry for the bad pics. I took them with my cheap phone and do not do this car justice, especially under the hood. Please do not bid if you are not seriously interested. I hate to deal with non payers who are just playing the part.

On Aug-20-16 at 13:11:43 PDT, seller added the following information:

I have the 61 Impala for Sale Locally and Reserve the Right to End the Auction at any time.